Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) October 2010

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Cranborne Chase and West Wilts… 10 Dec 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Spatial Portrait of South Somerset Environmental Quality Environmental Quality

  • Comment ID: 1470
  • Response Type: Observation
The Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs AONB has been established under the 1949 National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act to conserve and enhance the outstanding natural beauty of this area which straddles three Counties, one Unitary and five District councils. It is clear from the Act, subsequent government sponsored reports, and the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 that natural beauty includes wildlife, scientific, and cultural heritage. It is also recognised that in relat
English Heritage (C Power) 06 Dec 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Spatial Portrait of South Somerset Environmental Quality Environmental Quality

  • Comment ID: 2575
  • Response Type: Object
2. Spatial Portrait of South Somerset Our comments from the previous letter of the 8/5/08 remain applicable to this version. "Within the section on Environmental Quality mention of the archaeological assets of the District should be made. It is not clear within the text that Ham Hill is an important archaeological site, as well as providing the link to how influential it has been in dictating the local vernacular architecture of the District". This indicates to us that there appears to be a dis
SSDC Conservation Manager 03 Dec 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Spatial Portrait of South Somerset Environmental Quality Environmental Quality

  • Comment ID: 2495
  • Response Type: Object
Environmental Quality an opportunity missed to spell out the importance of the historic environment to the distinctive character of the district, and the way this marks it out as one with the richest heritage.
Dorset AONB Partnership 03 Dec 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Spatial Portrait of South Somerset Environmental Quality Environmental Quality

  • Comment ID: 2197
  • Response Type: Observation
Dorset AONB Context AONBs are designated under the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949. They represent England's finest countryside and are protected in the national interest for future generations. The primary purpose of the designation is to conserve and enhance natural beauty and in pursuing the primary purpose account should be taken of the needs of agriculture, forestry, other rural industries and economic and social needs of local communities. Section 85 of the Countrysid
Environment Agency (Mr M Holm) 03 Dec 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Spatial Portrait of South Somerset Environmental Quality Environmental Quality

  • Comment ID: 917
  • Response Type: Object
The Environmental Quality Section does not consider all of the relevant issues in South Somerset. We considers that aspects related to protection of water quality and surface water drainage / flood risk are not sufficiently developed within the section as it only considers air quality.
Justin Binny Bennett 02 Dec 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Spatial Portrait of South Somerset Environmental Quality Environmental Quality

  • Comment ID: 386
  • Response Type: Object
East Coker is summarised by 2.29 but is one of the villages most threatened by the preferred option for the Yeovil urban extension.
Blackdown Hills AONB 01 Dec 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Spatial Portrait of South Somerset Environmental Quality Environmental Quality

  • Comment ID: 2624
  • Response Type: Object
This section would benefit from being strengthened by the inclusion of additional factual information, particularly in respect of biodiversity, as well as further commentary on special qualities and environmental assets. (The final sentence of paragraph 2.29 would seem to support this suggested approach).
P J Burrows 30 Nov 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Spatial Portrait of South Somerset Environmental Quality Environmental Quality

  • Comment ID: 1346
  • Response Type: Object
Environmental Quality (p.13) 2.30 There are air quality issues associated with traffic congestion in the middle of Yeovil with the entire town identified as a Air Quality Management Area. This will be made worse by the proposal made. Traffic will be increased and traffic congestion will increase dramatically, particularly on the south side of Yeovil. The prevailing wind direction is south-westerly, thereby increasing significantly the pollution in the centre of Yeovil.